Zoe Saldana. biography
Born Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario on June19, 1978, in Passaic, New Jersey, Zoe Saldana was raised in the Dominican Republic where she first began studying dance at ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy. At the age of 17, Zoe returned to New York to perform with the New York Youth Theater, which eventually led to her being discovered by a talent agent. Soon after, the aspiring actress made her on-screen debut in the TV series Law & Order (1999) prior to landing her big break as a ballet dancer in the drama Center Stage (2000).
Following supporting roles in the comedy Get Over It! (2001) and Britney Spear's film Crossroads (2002), Zoe returned to her dancing roots in the dramedy Drumline (2002) opposite Nick Cannon. She continued to gain popularity with appearances in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), The Terminal (2004) with Tom Hanks and Haven (2004) alongside Orlando Bloom before reaching stardom for her well-received comedic performance opposite Ashton Kutcher in Guess Who (2005).
In 2009, Zoe's career gained additional momentum in result of memorable performances in the blockbuster megahits Star Trek as Uhura and Avatar as Neytiri. The following year, the rising starlet reunited with her comedic side in Death at a Funeral and The Losers as well as Burning Palms. She then began tapping into her gangster persona in the crime thriller Takers prior to embodying the personality of a stone-cold assassin in the crime drama Columbiana (2011) - a performance that further established Zoe as a versatile actress.
Zoe's most recent projects include, the dramedy The Words (2012) opposite Bradley Cooper, the crime thriller Blood Ties (2013) with Mila Kunis, the music drama Nina (2013), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), the thriller Out of the Furnace (2013) alongside Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson, as well as Avatar 2 (2015).
Zoe Saldana Boyfriend & Dating History Timeline
2000 - November 2011
Zoe began dating entrepreneur Keith Britton, CEO of My Fashion Database, prior to the starlet becoming a recognized name in Hollywood. In June 2010, the two announced their engagement with Zoe telling Access Hollywood "he's a very independent soul. He understands what I do, but this not what he fell in love with and that's what I love."
In November 2011, however, breakup rumors began to circulate when Zoe tweeted "'You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.' - Buddha." The rumors were eventually confirmed when Zoe's rep released a statement regarding the couple's split, which revealed that the two "amicably separated after 11 years."
Late 2011 - March 2012
Rumors that Zoe was dating fellow-actor Bradley Cooper began circulating when they were caught making-out on New Year's Eve and later showed up hand-in-hand at the Sunday Film Festival to promote The Words, but the romance died down a few months later.
September 2012 - Present
After a brief split, Zoe and Bradley Cooper were seen getting cozy on a movie date in West Hollywood, reigniting the dating rumors once again.